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Growing a garden can be a great project to take on. Planting, whether vegetables or flowers, requires some planning. Before growing and digging, watering and weeding, know where to start.

  • Creating a New Garden with Seeds and Cuttings from Your Old One

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    Your garden is part and parcel with your house. It may say "home" to you as much as your furniture or knick-knacks on the mantle. If you have sold your house, it might not be feasible for you to uproot everything in your garden and replant it all in your new location. But, it...

  • Building an Arbor

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    An arbor (sometimes called a pergola) is a nice feature to add to any garden or yard. There are many different types of arbors you can go with, and oftentimes you can simply purchase and install a premade one. On the other hand, if you're a confident do-it-yourselfer, building an...

  • Planning Your First Garden

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on April 8, 2014

    Whether you've just moved into a new home, or just want to liven your backyard, growing a garden can be a great project to take on. Growing any plant, whether it's vegetables or flowers, requires some planning. Spring is always a good time to begin growing and digging, although,...

  • Building a Backyard Garden

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on April 9, 2014

    Learn how to build a backyard garden for your new home and you'll have flowers or veggies at your disposal, not to mention a more colorful home. Even if you don't have a huge backyard or if you live in an apartment with just a window box, there are different options to suit your...

  • Tips for Gardening in Pots

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on July 29, 2014

    Container gardens are an easy foray into the gardening world, especially if you've just gotten through a hectic move. They're simple to start, low-maintenance and can be created in an afternoon with just some dirt and a little creativity. If you're looking to stretch your green...

  • Gardening Tools and Uses

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on July 30, 2014

    Gardening is an easy way to spruce up your new or current home. If you've recently taken up gardening as a hobby, buying gardening tools when you're unsure what they are can be expensive. Save yourself some money and time by choosing ones that will work in multiple situations and...

  • Tips on DIY Composting

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on July 30, 2014

    Composting, while not a new idea, has become more popular in recent years. Composting helps improve the quality of the soil, food and the planet. With more and more people moving toward a "grow your own" concept, the idea of composting is becoming an important part of the...

  • Your First Vegetable Garden

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on July 31, 2014

    If you've decided on starting a vegetable garden, but you're not sure on where or how to start, keep reading. Here's some basics for planning your first vegetable garden. Why start a vegetable garden? First of all, starting a vegetable garden is a great way to save money on...

  • How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on August 1, 2014

    A raised garden bed is an easy way to start gardening in your new home after you've moved. Instead of going through the process of digging up your backyard, you can easily create a raised garden bed that can be customized to fit your needs. Read on for tips on how to get started...

  • Best Crops for a Vegetable Garden

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on August 5, 2014

    A vegetable garden is a great addition to your new or current home's backyard. It gives you a new hobby and you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor with a lowered grocery bill and delicious, home-grown vegetables and fruit. If you're starting your own vegetable garden, or...

  • Tips for Organic Gardening

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on August 21, 2014

    Many people are trying to eat more organic food to avoid pesticides and help protect the environment. However, continuously buying organic produce can become pricey. Luckily, if you've got some space in your backyard , you can easily begin to grow your own organic garden. There...

  • Perennials Vs. Annuals

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on August 25, 2014

    Make the most of your flower garden by knowing the differences between perennials and annuals. Both flower types are gorgeous and can be excellent additions to your home's garden and can improve your curb appeal ten-fold. But how do you know when to choose one over the other? The...

  • Indoor Gardening

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on June 19, 2014

    Indoor gardening is a great way to use your green thumb without devoting an entire chunk of your backyard to a garden plot. Indoor gardens are great for miniature herb gardens, floral gardens or decorative plants. Keep reading for more information on how to get started with your...

  • Weeding Your Garden

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on June 24, 2014

    While weeding your garden is a pain, it needs to be done to avoid rampant intruders in your garden. Try some of these easy tips for weeding your garden and preventing weeds from coming back. Weeds Every inch of your garden has weed seeds in it, but only the ones in the top...

  • Harvesting Your Garden

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on April 9, 2013

    Knowing when and how to harvest your garden can be a tricky business. Picking items too soon will leave you with an under ripe piece of food, too late and you won't get the peak flavor or shelf life. Use these tips for harvesting your garden to ensure you get the best of what...

  • How to Improve Your Soil

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on June 24, 2014

    The soil around your home can't be changed, but it can be improved. It will be hard work, and will take a long time to see any lasting changes, but it will be worth it. If you're looking to improve your soil quality and condition, keep reading for more tips from Movers.com....

  • How to Keep Insects and Pests Out of Your Garden

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on September 8, 2014

    Keeping pests out of your garden can become a full-time job. Pests and insects are a nuisance to any home gardener and they can wreak havoc on your crops. Here are some ways to keep them out of your garden this year. Keeping insects out of the garden This might seem like an...

  • Vegetables to Grow by Season

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on September 9, 2014

    Warm-season vegetables or cool-season vegetables? Summer squash or winter squash? Knowing what vegetables to plant during different seasons will help make sure your garden yields delicious crops instead of wilted weeds. A vegetable needs either cool or warm weather to flourish...

  • Flowers to Grow by Season

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on September 9, 2014

    The various seasonal changes that occur can dramatically affect your flowers. Because different flowers flourish during different seasons, knowing when to plant is half the battle when planning your garden. Whether you're planting them outdoors in a garden bed or utilizing your...

  • Grow a Mid-Summer Garden and Save on Grocery Bill

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on July 8, 2013

    There is still time for some serious summer savings. By growing your own mid-season vegetables, you can put away up to a couple hundred dollars between now and Thanksgiving.

  • Seeds and Cuttings from Your Old Garden

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on August 27, 2009

    Your garden is part and parcel with your house. It may say "home" to you as much as your furniture or knick-knacks on the mantle. If you have sold your house, it might not be feasible for you to uproot everything in your garden and replant it all in your new location. But, it...

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